February Used To Have A Much Stranger NameYou know it as the shortest month of the year—or, depending on where you live, the coldest. But, do you know where the name February came from?
Where Did The Strange Expression “Hair Of The Dog” Come From?If you woke up on New Year’s Day feeling as if you had been hit by a truck, you may have sought a hangover remedy with an infamously odd name: the hair of the dog. A morning drink may be the last thing you want after a night of boozing. But that’s exactly what this quirky English expression means. Originally, the expression referred to a method of treating a …
- celery pine,
- celery salt,
Origin of celery cabbage
First recorded in 1925–30
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